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Bruce Almighty (2003)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Fantasy  -  23 May 2003 (USA)
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A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.

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Storyline

Bruce Nolan, a television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y., is discontented with almost everything in life despite his popularity and the love of his girlfriend Grace . At the end of the worst day of his life, Bruce angrily ridicules and rages against God and God responds. God appears in human form and, endowing Bruce with divine powers, challenges Bruce to take on the big job to see if he can do it any better. Written by Cezzie

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If you could be God for one week, what would you do? See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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23 May 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bruce Allmächtig  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$81,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$420,203 (Japan) (19 December 2003)

Gross:

$3,408,154 (Japan) (16 January 2004)
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Trivia

Jack Nicholson turned down the role of God, which Morgan Freeman then accepted. Nicholson and Freeman later costarred in The Bucket List (2007). See more »

Goofs

When Bruce chokes on the spoon in the diner, he removes it from his mouth with two fingers from both of his hands. When the shot moves to the old man and back to Bruce again, his hands have switched. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bruce: God, why do you hate me?
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Crazy Credits

There are several outtakes and goofs from the movie during the ending credits. See more »

Connections

References The Truman Show (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Chariots of Fire
Written by Vangelis (as Evangelos Papathanassiou)
Performed by Vangelis
Courtesy of Polydor Records, Ltd. (U.K.)
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Carrey delivers
24 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

Broad, amusing, well-intended comic fantasy about an ambitious reporter who hates his job and dreams of becoming a news anchor. After suffering from some hard luck, the reporter directs his anger toward God whom he feels is ignoring him completely, until he has an unexpected encounter with God who endows him with divine powers that allow him to see the truth. Well-crafted comedy suffers from occasional lapses due to conventional story elements, but it's good-natured and often laugh-out loud funny, with some terrific sight gags, clever ideas, and a perfect part for Carrey who makes a welcomed return to the kind of silliness that made him a star. ***


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